Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Short Documentary Film, AT/CN 2020, Farbe, 16 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script, Camera, Editor, Sounddesign: Lisa Truttmann
Cast: Hú Zhǎng Zhū, Wēn Yè Pǔ u.a.
Additional Credits: Tonmischung: Rudolf Pototschnig Übersetzung:Gāo Zhú Yùn, Li Lixiao


Hú Zhăng Zhū comes to Fuxing Park in Shanghai every day and writes poems on the ground with water. Lisa Truttmann tells about it in her cinematic miniature, which is a narrative of an encounter, documentation of a tradition, and media-theoretical reflection rolled into one. The observation of a practice that conceives of letters as also always images, causes the filmmaker to reflect on her own action.